This is crazy, and it feels rather extreme.
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) August 31, 2017
Interesting to note here, per The Washington Post, that
The question of whether debarking is an appropriate remedy was not at issue in the case.
Debarking is a surgical procedure in which parts of a dog’s vocal folds or cords are cut out in an effort to lower the volume of its barks or, more severely, to eliminate the dog’s ability to bark altogether, according to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.